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Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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Experts in the Field

Our team of international experts specializes in understanding and caring for the unique needs of your child.

Meet the team

At Children's National, we know digestive problems can affect your child's quality of life. That's why our Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive and personalized care for your child. Our internationally-renowned pediatric specialists have the skills and resources to diagnose, treat, and manage the full range of digestive disorders in children.

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Care at Children's National: Why Choose Us?

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We are the only hospital in the Washington, D.C., area that caters exclusively to children. Our pediatric gastroenterology team provides comprehensive, personalized care for infants, children and teenagers.

We provide:

  • Full spectrum of care. Our program includes experts in digestive, liver and nutritional disorders in children of all ages. We can manage everything from a routine upset stomach to complex and chronic conditions that require ongoing care.
  • Expertise in diagnosis. There is a wide range of conditions that fall under “gastrointestinal disorders.” This is why careful, professional diagnosis is so important. Our pediatric specialists have the experience to make an accurate diagnosis, the first step to a comprehensive treatment and management plan.
  • Level 1 Surgery Verification. We have attained Level 1 Surgery Verification from the American College of Surgeons, a distinction that recognizes surgery centers that have improved surgical quality, prevented complications, reduced costs and saved lives.
  • Specialized care. Every member of your child’s team is a pediatric specialist in gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. We provide a superior level of care, tailoring your child’s treatment plan to meet his or her specific needs.
  • Efficient services. Many of our physicians subspecialize in specific GI disorders. When you call to make an appointment, we will immediately direct you to the health care specialist you need. In addition, your referring physician can access one of our on-call doctors 24 hours a day so we can guide you to the correct practitioner who can meet your child’s needs.
  • Child-centered environment. We know being in a hospital can be an anxious time for a child. From our kid-friendly rooms to our Child Life Specialists, we do everything we can to provide a safe, warm and reassuring environment for children and families. Learn more about our services for families.

GI Services We Provide: Inpatient and Outpatient Care

We can treat some GI conditions using simple lifestyle changes or medication. Other conditions require long-term management and care. Services we provide include:

  • Physician consultations
  • Testing and screening services
  • Surgical procedures
  • Ongoing nutritional support

Patients can receive care at our main campus facility or at one of our Specialty Care Locations. We have five convenient specialty care centers throughout the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia area. If your child does not require hospitalization, our specialty care centers provide easy access to our team of specialists. You can get the GI services you need close to home, with the same level of expertise and excellence as you would find at our hospital.

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Deion's Story

Poor Growth Failure to Thrive

Deion Gladden successfully treated for environmentally-influenced intestinal issues by Dr. Anil Darbari.

Nineteen years ago, Deion was born prematurely and developed eosinophilic esophagitis and acid reflux, along with failure to thrive. For years, he endured environmentally influenced intestinal issues that he and his family didn't understand until they met Children's National specialists who "never gave up on us."

Deion's Story

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Team